Abraham Kern

20 Dec 1846 - 12 May 1920

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Abraham Kern

20 Dec 1846 - 12 May 1920
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MEMOIRS OF WAUKESHA COUNTY - 1907 - Page 515 ABRAHAM KERN is a native of the town of New Berlin, born Dec. 20, 1846. His father, Jacob Kern, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and came to the United States when he was twenty-one years of age, coming directly west and settling in the town of New B

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Abraham Kern


German Evangelical Reformed Church Cemetery

3706 South Racine Avenue
Town of Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin
United States


May 4, 2020


April 20, 2020

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MEMOIRS OF WAUKESHA COUNTY - 1907 - Page 515 ABRAHAM KERN is a native of the town of New Berlin, born Dec. 20, 1846. His father, Jacob Kern, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and came to the United States when he was twenty-one years of age, coming directly west and settling in the town of New Berlin in 1843. The journey across the ocean occupied forty-five days. The mother, whose maiden name was Catherine Damon was also a native of Germany, and was about twenty years old when she accompanied her parents to this country, seventy days being spent on the ocean. The marriage was solemnized in New Berlin, and 40 acres in section 18 purchased as the homestead. At the time of his death the father owned 174 acres, which was divided between Peter, Henry and a younger brother who is now deceased. There were in the family eight children --- six sons and two daughters --- Abraham being the oldest. Six of the children are now living. The forty acres on which Abraham has lived for the past twelve years belongs to the estate of his uncle, Abraham Kern, for whom he was named, and upon the death of Mrs. Kern will revert to the nephew. Besides this he owns 127 acres in the town of New Berlin. His political support is given to the Republican party and he has served as supervisor. At the present time he is a director and the treasurer of the Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Company of New Berlin. His marriage occurred on Dec. 2, 1869, to Miss Christine Stern, daughter of Henry Stern of Waukesha township, where the daughter was born and reared, the parents being among the early settlers of that community. They have had a family of nine children, of whom all except one are living, and all were born in New Berlin. In the order of birth they are Catherine, now Mrs. Albert Wehren, of New Berlin; William; Henry; Minnie, Mrs. Frank Thomas; Henrietta Frederika, deceased; Rose, Mrs. Henry Bischoff, of Milwaukee; Charles; Louis, a graduate of Carroll college; Lydia, residing at home. William also spent two terms in Carroll college.

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Abraham Kern was born on 20 Dec 1846
Abraham Kern was 13 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Abraham Kern was 16 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Abraham Kern was 28 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Abraham Kern was 35 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
Abraham Kern was 46 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Abraham Kern was 59 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Abraham Kern was 65 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Abraham Kern died on 12 May 1920 at the age of 73
Grave record for Abraham Kern (20 Dec 1846 - 12 May 1920), BillionGraves Record 36580657 Town of Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States